Sponsored By: Pluribus Networks
Learn how Pluribus Networks simplifies the networking of multiple edge compute locations through an open networking fabric based on distributed SDN intelligence and VXLAN virtualization, implemented on white box switches. The Linux-based Netvisor ONE OS runs on open networking hardware that provides cost-effective white box economics to mitigate the growing expense of deploying infrastructure at multiple edge locations. The Adaptive Cloud Fabric, which uses distributed intelligence to create a controllerless SDN fabric that easily spans multiple edge sites and makes multiple switching nodes appear as one logical entity, dramatically reduces operational complexity and associated costs.
Historically, most data center, private cloud and public cloud implementations have been built around a centralized architecture where storage, compute and networking resources reside in one or two locations, or at most a handful. With the advent of new technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT), there is an emerging class of applications that has a new set of requirements that cannot be met by this centralized cloud architecture. This new class of applications demands that compute resources be deployed at the network edge, closer to users and things, so they can deliver on these new requirements.
There are four fundamental drivers of edge compute:
- Reduced Latency: Many emerging applications demand low round-trip latency. AR and VR, for example, target round-trip latency of less than 20 milliseconds (ms).
- Bandwidth Cost: The cost of bandwidth drives a need to process data at the edge, such as filtering video surveillance footage from hundreds or thousands of high-definition cameras.
- Full Autonomy: When sensors and actuators work together in an IoT traic safety application, those interactions and analytics must continue even if connectivity to a central cloud is lost.
- Data privacy: Data sovereignty and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require that organizations that store user data be able to contain that data in a known location and be ready to show it immediately upon user request.
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